“I’m the only one that beats Hillary Clinton in certain purple states.”
It’s budget week in America: an insanely busy week of political, unlikely-to-pass votes. Here’s your preview of 2016’s TV ads.
First, Mike Huckabee. Then the world.
Paul is attacking Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation for accepting foreign donations from Saudi Arabia and other countries.
“There’s a war on women and it’s in Saudi Arabia, and frankly you can be raped in Saudi Arabia and then publicly lashed for inappropriately being in a car with a man.”
“There is the question of whether or not if she has those emails on a personal email and they’re talking about secure subjects, whether that’s actually compromised.”
“The main thing that bothers me, and I think should preclude her from being considered for the presidency, is that she didn’t defend our mission in Benghazi.”
“Sen. Paul strongly believes in America’s special relationship with the State of Israel. At no time, did Sen. Paul specifically introduce legislation targeting Israel. In fact, Sen. Paul’s most recent proposed budget includes $5 billion of foreign aid funding, which would cover aid to our allies,” a spokesman told BuzzFeed News.
“Honestly, yeah, I did think it would be a bigger walkout.”
“…almost always these massive shootings whether they are military or not, occur with the doctors involved giving psychotropic drugs to people who are depressed.”
“They are really against war because they want all of that money to go to food stamps for people here.”
A band of libertarian groups provide a big advantage for Rand (a ready-made base of operatives, volunteers, and donors), but a big drawback, too: They don’t work for him.
The Smarter Sentencing Act is being reintroduced by a bipartisan coalition of conservative and liberal senators. Update: A White House official said the Obama administration “applauds” the effort.
Most still don’t have clear answers. Carson, Cruz, and Rubio are most specific.
Chris Christie still won’t play in Santa Monica. But he might catch measles there.
An adviser for the senator told BuzzFeed News that he does not know if Paul is still a member, but that the senator does not support all the group’s views.
“So it has opened doors, it hopefully will open doors in fundraising. But to be embarrassed by that no, I’m absolutely ecstatic that I’m able to participate in this process and that I can help be a leader in the freedom movement.”
For now, senators say it’s not a problem that one of the most powerful Republicans in D.C. already has a likely presidential candidate. “I work with Sen. McConnell on stuff, I make sure he knows what I’m doing to try and get it across the finish line,” Paul said.
The Kentucky senator hates Obama’s unilateral use of his office but said issues of diplomacy have been a part of “the executive branch’s purview.”
Staff for the Kentucky Senator tell BuzzFeed News Paul will reintroduce a bill aimed at ending the practice of sending lethal military hardware to local cops.
While many in the conservative base stew over the president’s decision to end half a century of frosty relations with Cuba, the list of Republicans in Washington on board with the plan is growing.
“The 50-year embargo just hasn’t worked.”
BuzzFeed News on the quiet collapse of a bipartisan response to Ferguson.
Sen. John McCain says there isn’t standing yet to sue the president over his immigration executive actions.
Sen. Patrick Leahy’s USA Freedom Act, which would have put some limits on the capabilities of the NSA, didn’t get the votes for full consideration.
Mitt Romney has the stupidest spreadsheet. We must stop surrogate madness.
The likely Republican presidential candidate suggests that Clinton, who is 67, may not be able to handle the “rigorous physical ordeal” of the campaign trail.
“Sen. Udall has long been on this issue and his loss will certainly be felt but NSA reform is not a one senator issue and not a one-party issue.
“I also want to pass some stuff.”